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Strambotto

Don Harrán

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.26894

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(It.: ‘rustic song’)

A stanzaic form of Italian poetry set by composers of the frottola and 16th-century madrigal, also known as ottava rima and rispetto. Each stanza consists of eight lines of 11 syllables. Three types of strambotto exist, distinguished by their rhyme scheme: the strambotto toscano, with a rhyme scheme of abababcc...

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Subjects: Musical Form

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